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Finding the perfect lenses

Whatever your reasons for wearing contacts, and whatever your prescription, our optical experts will help you choose the perfect lenses. This choice will depend on a number of factors, including comfort, convenience and cost, but your eye health will always be our number one priority.

Thanks to advances in optical technology, there’s never been a better time to find contact lenses to suit your individual requirements.

Contact lenses
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

We’ve contact lenses for every lifestyle. You may spend time in the sun and want lenses with UV protection, or you may want to wear sunglasses but can’t get them in your prescription. You could be a keen sportsperson, tired of glasses which fall off or mist up. You could just be someone who doesn’t want to wear glasses on a special occasion or big night out.

Budget

Budget

Contrary to what a lot of people think, contact lenses don’t have to be expensive. In fact, when you take loss and breakage into consideration, they could be far cheaper than glasses in the long run. With daily lenses starting from as little as 68p a day, and reusables from only 20p, we’ve something for every budget.

Prescription

Prescription

It’s amazing how many people rule themselves out of wearing contact lenses because they don’t think their prescription is suitable. In fact, it’s only very rarely that we can’t find the perfect lens to suit any eye. Astigmatism or the need for varifocals is certainly no longer a barrier to wearing contact lenses.

Discover why millions of people have switched to contact lenses

Every day, over 3.7 million people in the UK enjoy the convenience and freedom of contact lenses.

Purchase your lenses on a ‘pay as you go’ basis and get them as and when you need them. It’s the best solution for infrequent wearers.

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Types of lenses

Not all contact lenses are the same. Because they are manufactured to suit different prescriptions, eye shapes and even certain eye conditions, they can vary in lots of different ways - from the material used and how long they can be worn to the levels of oxygen they allow through to your eyes.

Below are just four different types of contact lenses. However, only your Vision Express Optometrist will be able to advise you on which lenses are right for your specific needs.

Daily disposable

Daily disposables are used to correct short or long sightedness. They're the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses. They give you a fresh, clear lens every day, with no need for solutions. They're ideal for when you don’t want to wear glasses – either occasionally or every day.

Astigmatic

Astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people - children as well as adults. It is caused by the shape of your eye and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the strength of the astigmatism. Toric contact lenses are specially designed to fit the shape of astigmatic eyes. They are available as daily or reusable contact lenses.

Type of lenses

Reusable

Monthly and two-weekly contact lenses are used to correct short or long sightedness. They're for daily wear but, rather than dispose of them at the end of the day, they can be cleaned and stored until you wear them again. They're ideal if you are looking for the most economical lenses.

Multifocals

Multifocal contact lenses are ideal for people with presbyopia – an age-related condition that affects almost everyone. As the lens of your eye becomes less flexible, it becomes harder for you to adjust your focus from far to near objects. The advanced optical technology used in multifocal lenses allows you to see both near and far.